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College in the High School Adjunct Teachers

Considering CHS at your school?

WVC recommends carefully considering the decision to teach CHS classes before moving forward. CHS provides a college experience that prepares students to successfully transition to college after high school graduation. The role of a high school teacher is critical in fulfilling this purpose. A poor experience in a high school CHS class has the potential to drive students away from college, while a positive experience has the potential to drive them toward a successful college career and a job that they will hopefully enjoy throughout their life.

Before beginning the process of becoming a WVC CHS instructor, high school teachers should thoughtfully consider the following questions:

  • Am I excited about the idea of giving my students a college experience to better help them navigate college processes and experience college rigor so that they are better prepared for college after high school?
  • Am I willing to invest additional time and energy into learning the college curriculum and teaching that curriculum in the way outlined by the WVC academic department?
  • Am I willing to make myself easily accessible via phone or email to the WVC CHS department and WVC faculty liaison who will be assigned to me if I am approved to teach?

If you’ve answered yes to all of the questions above and feel excited about this new endeavor, you are well on your way to becoming a powerful force in the lives of students by preparing them to make that leap over to college after high school. If you would like more information regarding WVC's expecations for CHS instructors, please click here.


Current CHS Course Offerings

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Apply to Teach CHS Course for WVC

High school teachers interested in teaching for WVC CHS must do the following: 

  1. Complete WVC part time faculty application
  2. Collect all transcripts (unofficial accepted) of undergraduate and graduate level course work
  3. Submit all above materials to the CHS Director, Maria Christina Monroe


CHS Faculty Handbook



Faculty Liaisons

Rene Bacca

Rene BaccaOffice: TBD
Phone: 509.682.6738

B.A., Spanish, New Mexico State University

M.A., Spanish, New Mexico State University

Faculty Liaison for Spanish

Ralph Dawes

Ralph Dawes, WVC Earth Sciences facultyOffice: Eller-Fox 3008
Phone: 509.682.6754

B.A., English--Language and Literature, Antioch College
B.S., Geology, Western Washington University
M.S., Ph.D. Geology, University of Washington

Faculty Liaison for Geology

Rob Fitch

Rob Fitch, WVC Science facultyOffice: Wenatchi Hall 2332
Phone: 509.682.6755

B.A., Aquatic Biology, University of California-Santa Barbara

M.A., Biology, University of British Columbia

Faculty Liaison for Biology

Rhia Foster

Rhia FosterOffice: TBD
Phone: 509.682.6592


Faculty Liaison for Music

Rebecca Hargrove

Rebecca Hargrove, WVC English facultyOffice: Sexton Hall 6026H
Phone: 509.682.6654

B.A., Humanities, Lubbock Christian University
M.A., English, California State University

Faculty Liaison for English

Hart Johnson

Craig Vander Hart, WVC Philosophy facultyOffice: Wells Hall 1012
Phone: 509.682.6874

B.A., English Literature, Western Washington University
M.A., English Studies, Western Washington University

Faculty Liaison for Humanities

Erin Long

Erin LongOffice: Smith Gym 4001
Phone: 509.682.6772

B.S., Physical Education and Health, Eastern Oregon University
M.S., Education, Nova Southeastern University

Faculty Liaison for Physical Education

Angela Redmon

Angela Redmon, WVC Math facultyOffice: Wenatchi Hall 2230
Phone: 509.682.6743

B.S., Math, University of Portland
M.S., Math, Eastern Washington University

Faculty Liaison for Mathematics

Shannon Rodman

Shannon Rodman History facultyOffice: TBD
Phone: TBD

 A.A., Wenatchee Valley College
B.A. History, minor in Anthropology, Washington State University
M.A. History, Central Washington University

Faculty Liaison for History

Angela Russell

Angela Russell, WVC Math facultyOffice: Wenatchi Hall 2230
Phone: 509.682.6744

B.S., Math, University of Portland
M.S., Math, Eastern Washington University

Faculty Liaison for Mathematics

 Heather Ryan

Heather Ryan, WVC English facultyOffice: Sexton Hall 6026F
Phone: 509.682.6720

A.A., Bakersfield College
B.A., English, Portland State University
MFA, Creative Writing, University of Oregon

Faculty Liaison for English

 Dan Stephens

Dr. Dan Stephens, WVC Biology facultyOffice: Wenatchi Hall 2328
Phone: 509.682.6752

B.S., Biology, Boise State
M.S., Biology, Central Washington University
D.A., Biology Education, Idaho State University

Faculty Liaison for Biology


Annual Professional Development

All CHS Instructors are required to participate in annual, discipline-specific professional development.  This training is offered on the WVC campus and will cover the following:

  • Discussion of standards and course outcomes
  • Course curriculum collaboration/planning/clarifications
  • Pedagogy and course philosophy alignment
  • Assessing for learning
    • Grading scale
    • Assessments
    • Other assignments (portfolios, papers, quizzes, labs, etc.)
  • Site Visits
    • Schedule date/time
    • Overview of expectations and report form


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